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Asia History and Culture

Asia History & Culture Holidays

Introduction

There's so much choice for history and culture holidays in Asia that you'll struggle to choose somewhere to focus on.

The Khmer Empire covered Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam at its height. At the heart of the Empire stands Angkor Wat and the other temple complexes such as Angkor Thom, the Bayon and Kbal Spean. Capital cities such as Bangkok and Phnom Penh are full of temples and palaces, whilst cities such as Chiang Mai and Siem Reap are gateways to discover the past.  Pagan's temples and ruins in Burma and the Plain of Jars in Laos are equally mysterious and worthy of exploration.

In China, the Qin Dynasty was short but had an enormous impact. Remnants of the empire include the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, which guards Emperor Qin's tomb. The Great Wall of China also stands as an historic monument to the achievements of ancient cultures, whilst the Forbidden City in Beijing showcases China's magnificent past, its opulent treasures and art.

The Silk Road stands as a living monument and the cities along its length trade on their past role as stop-off points for merchants and travellers; Samarkand in Uzbekistan and Almaty in Kazakhstan are full of spectacular sights and artefacts.

To meet the locals go in search of indigenous groups or hill tribes in Thailand and Vietnam in particular.

These are just some of the options available. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday in Asia by adding a city stay, Mekong River cruise, Yangtze River cruise or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Our top itineraries for Asia History and Culture

Highlights of Japan Escorted Tour

Highlights of Japan Escorted Tour

13-day small group escorted tour from £3,510 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Flight & Escorted touring launch offer – Save up to £625 pp
Book by: 31 October 2019

This all-encompassing escorted tour takes in Japan’s most historic and thought-provoking sights, from futuristic cityscapes to ancient temples, castles and spectacular scenery.

RV Vaikundam Kerala HouseBoat

Cochin & Kerala Backwaters Cruise

11-day tailor-made journey from £2,395 pp incl. flights

Kerala’s dreamy Backwaters provide the idyllic setting for this cruise holiday, which sees you sail across mirrored lagoons and through palm-fringed canals to explore artisan villages and ancient temples in truly laid-back style.

Camel, with Dubai in the background

Arabia, India & Solar Eclipse

12-day cruise from £2,995 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer Fly-Cruise Fares
Book by: 31 October 2019

Give yourself and loved ones an unforgettable holiday gift: a total annular solar eclipse from sea. The timing and location couldn’t be better for this dramatic event that will take place on December 26 at 9 AM. And that’s just one of many reasons to say “yes” to this exotic holiday getaway.

Huangshan

Eastern China by Rail

14-day rail journey from £2,540 pp incl. flights

Between the Great-Wall icons of Beijing and Shanghai, you’ll travel by first class on hi-speed trains among the lesser-visited jewels of rural China, taking in mist-clad mountains and ancient villages with private tours and transfers throughout.

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Top offers for Asia History and Culture

Highlights of Japan Escorted Tour

Highlights of Japan Escorted Tour

13-day small group escorted tour from £3,510 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Flight & Escorted touring launch offer – Save up to £625 pp
Book by: 31 October 2019

This all-encompassing escorted tour takes in Japan’s most historic and thought-provoking sights, from futuristic cityscapes to ancient temples, castles and spectacular scenery.

Camel, with Dubai in the background

Arabia, India & Solar Eclipse

12-day cruise from £2,995 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer Fly-Cruise Fares
Book by: 31 October 2019

Give yourself and loved ones an unforgettable holiday gift: a total annular solar eclipse from sea. The timing and location couldn’t be better for this dramatic event that will take place on December 26 at 9 AM. And that’s just one of many reasons to say “yes” to this exotic holiday getaway.

Singapore

Singapore in Style

7-day city and beach break from £1,930 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free night offer – Save up to £330 pp
Book by: 31 March 2020

If you’re looking for a luxury short break to Singapore, look no further. This curated itinerary will see you stay in two of its finest hotels, pairing city exploration with golden island beaches.

Sensoji, Tokyo

China & Japan in Spring on Crystal Symphony

20-day stay & cruise from £5,650 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Tailor-made stay & cruise offer
Book by: 30 November 2019

With the cherry blossom season in full swing, this is your chance to see the Far East's city greats at their exotic best, enjoying full-board gourmet dining and open-bar drinks as you sweep between Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo and Shanghai.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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